He aha te mea nui o tenei ao
Maku e ki atu
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the greatest thing of this world?
And I will reply
It is people, it is people, it is people
Supporting Families In Mental Illness
We support families and whanau to provide the best
possible quality of life and recovery to their loved one who has a
mental illness and to their own self care. Referral Form
We do this by free support, education and information
for family and whanau. Mutual support, the sharing of experiences and
gaining strength & skills to cope better through participation in support groups. Promoting the rights and needs of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
"SFMI Auckland has provided a great help and support to our family,
which not only helped our relationship between me and my husband but
also guided and suggested us for how to deal with some serious issues
with my son’s illness and how to encourage him to do better...Now my son
has recovered well and he has just passed the examination of his Summer
School study at University." ~ from a family member.
"Our team of reviewers were delighted with the reception and support we received while completing a Te Wana Quality Programme Accreditation review...~ Jackie Richardson, Te Wana Programme Manager.
I'll do all the hard work; train for and complete this event, but I really need your help to make a difference to my charity. My plan is to row 100 kilometres to raise awareness and funding for Supporting Families in Mental Illness. Thank you ~Kevin Warne
LATEST NEWS Family Carers Payment
Government's decision to allocate $23 million a year to family carers of adult
children with disability needs seems positive, but it does not bear scrutiny,
says the New Zealand Carers Alliance. See full story.
"As a member of the NZ Carers Alliance, Supporting Families NZ fully
endorses the Press Release with regards to the newly announced
payment for carers policy. We'll continue to work with the Alliance to
recognise the work of family carers in all situations, including those
supporting loved ones affected by mental illness and addiction.